One Voice Central Texas is committed to ensuring a complete and accurate count of all individuals during the 2020 Census. To that end, we would like to spotlight two important opportunities for local organizations to get involved and provide on-the-ground census public education. Applications are due for both opportunities by Monday, November 11th.
- United Way for Greater Austin is seeking to award up to 30 one-time project grants of $5,000 to $20,000 each to qualified community organizations and Complete Count Committees to conduct get-out-the-count efforts for the 2020 Census targeting hard-to-count communities in five Central Texas counties (Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson). In total, United Way ATX will award a minimum of $300,000 for this work.
To minimize the undercount, United Way ATX is seeking proposals in two categories:
- Grassroots Organizations and Service Providers: United Way ATX seeks proposals from organizations with existing ties to hard-to-count communities in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and/or Williamson counties to conduct boots-on-the-ground get-out-the-count activities.
- Complete Count Committees: United Way ATX seeks proposals from official Complete Count Committees in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson counties to conduct and/or coordinate get-out-the-count activities with specific focus on targeting hard-to-count population.
- The We Count! Census 2020 Mini-grant Request For Proposals is a funding opportunity for grassroots organizations in 13 states (including Texas) to support census education and assistance to immigrants (particularly undocumented individuals and those from mixed-status families). This funding is provided by Community Change and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, with resources from the New Venture Fund/Census Equity Fund. Learn more about this opportunity and apply here: http://bit.ly/2CoQuAb
For additional information on the importance of ensuring a complete count for Census 2020, please click here.